Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011 - Today in Technology History

1861 - First transcontinental telegraph message was sent from Chief Justice Stephen J. Field in San Francisco, CA, to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. The message was sent over the Western Union Telegraph Co.'s telegraph system. The message declared Justice Field's hope that the telegraph would strengthen the ties between the East and West and their attachment to the Union.

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